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The Importance of Being Earnest

by John Wroblewski

Jan 9, 2022

The Skokie Park District presented a Thin Ice Ensemble Production of The Importance of Being Earnest this weekend. Always in the mood for a grand farce, I took in Saturday night’s performance.Skokie Park District

First performed in 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a farcical comedic play by Oscar Wilde. The production focuses on Jack and Algernon, who both pose as Ernest, to woo their loves and escape other social obligations. The chaos that ensues is worthy of a 1970s television sitcom.Skokie Park District

All of the characters are dragged into lies and explanations in and out of other lies. There’s no shame if you get confused in the tangled web the “bunburying” creates. Algernon defines bunburying as creating an elaborate deception which allows one to misbehave while appearing to be a solid person.Oscar Wilde

Thin Ice Theater Company is comprised of home-schooled students. Grade school, middle school and high school are the three age groups of performers. We were impressed by the performances of the young thespians.Skokie Park District

The Importance of Being Earnest was performed at Devonshire Playhouse, located inside the Devonshire Cultural Center, part of the Skokie Park District. Devonshire Playhouse hosts Devonshire dance productions and productions of Thin Ice Ensemble and E.D.G.E Theatre. While at the Devonshire Cultural Center, we checked out the beautiful artwork adorning the walls.

Skokie Park District

— John Wroblewski, online writer



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